Tag: friendship

Ah, look at all the lonely people

Ah, look at all the lonely people

A dearest friend living on his own in an exotic island intensely struggled through the lockdown. A lockdown more oppressive than the UK, but perhaps not as draconian as South Africa… This post is dedicated to people who believe they are alone, feel lonely; to help those discover their worth in a lonely world. The …

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When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart

A friend, who is 5 months pregnant, never thought she’d ever have a baby with the man she loved because of hard times, recently introduced me to Pema Chodron. Beloved Buddhist teacher, author, nun and mother, Pema Chodron has inspired millions of people from around the world who have been touched by her example and …

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To Challenge Or Not To Challenge

To Challenge Or Not To Challenge

“I’m sorry to say it but you’re a rogue, Safire,” I couldn’t resist blurting out to my friend. A friend I haven’t known for very long. She’s a writer. I met her at a writing group about six months ago.   “Oh, my dear Cressida! How can you bestow such a false character trait upon …

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‘This is my own, my native land’

‘This is my own, my native land’

“I think about you often,’ her friends says, ‘miss you and the banter awfully.”   “Being here without you is hard on my heart. That’s one of the reasons I’m leaving. If only we could work together again.”   “It’s difficult when you have to be with someone that doesn’t share the same sense of …

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